“3D printing of optics” – Presented by Ricardo Blomaard, Luxexcel

Established additive manufacturing technologies such as Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), stereo lithography (SLA) and Polyjet are commonly used in the creation of functional 3D prototypes. The disadvantage of these technologies is the formation of visible layering, which only can be removed by labor intensive technique such as polishing. We have developed an inkjet based process that is able to 3D print fully transparent products with high smoothness. No post-processing is required, which makes the technology suitable for rapid manufacturing and small series production of optics. Continue reading ““3D printing of optics” – Presented by Ricardo Blomaard, Luxexcel”

OPTIS and Luxexcel to ease optical design for automotive with 3D printing

Luxexcel and OPTIS combine software and additive manufacturing to provide a complete service to optical designers. Users of OPTIS software can virtually design their lens within the OPTIS CAD software and 3D print their design with Luxexcel’s Printoptical Technology.  The Luxexcel material is integrated by Optis in their Material library which is accessible online. Continue reading “OPTIS and Luxexcel to ease optical design for automotive with 3D printing”